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Community effort led to creation of Zone Recreation Center

Community effort led to creation of Zone Recreation Center (Plain Press, September 2019) The Zone Recreation Center at W. 65thand Lorain Avenue has its own origin story, some of which is chronicled in the pages of the Plain Press.A December 21, 1977 article by Larry Bresler titled “$1.5 million set for NWS Rec. Center” reported that … Continue reading

A look at Lorain Avenue while traveling down memory lane

A look at Lorain Avenue while traveling down memory lane by Kevin Coleman (Plain Press, September 2019)       Lorain Avenue is a Cleveland thoroughfare spanning approximately 12 miles from its beginning at the Hope Memorial Bridge to the Rocky River. As soon as motorists traverse the 256-foot-long Lorain Viaduct, the street becomes Lorain Road and runs … Continue reading

Main street WHAT IS HAPPENING TO LORAIN AVENUE

  PHOTO BY CLARENCE MADISON (Plain Press Archives) July 1985; Lorain Avenue: Tina Gayer, co-chair of the Lorain Avenue Business Association, sees crime prevention as the highest priority. In this photo from the Plain Pressarchives, Gayer is standing in front of a car lot on W 47thand Lorain Avenue. In the background behind her you … Continue reading

West Side Catholic Center’s Ohio City Pizzeria offers second chances

West Side Catholic Center’s Ohio City Pizzeria offers second chances by Colin Murnan (Plain Press, September 2019)       The West Side Catholic Center has partnered with EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute to take over and run Ohio City Pizzeria. The Catholic Center had been in talks about buying the restaurant for eight to ten years, but … Continue reading

In Memory: Toney Green December 21, 1947- May 15, 2019 Near West Side neighbors remember a special friend to the community

In Memory: Toney Green December 21, 1947- May 15, 2019 Near West Side neighbors remember a special friend to the community by Sarah Stoner (Plain Press, July 2019)    It’s been a wonder, over the last 10 years or so, to see the surge in affection for our dear Ohio City from the outside world. But … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District planning process is underway

Cleveland Metropolitan School District planning process is underway by Chuck Hoven    The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) held a series of public meetings in April as part of its Citywide Analysis for Long Term Planning. Residents and stakeholders were also invited to provide feedback online at QualitySchoolsforCLEkids.org.     CMSD CEO Eric Gordon outlined the schedule for … Continue reading

Good Friday Service at St. Pat’s

Near West Side’s couple’s love spans across seven decades In memory April 19, 1946 – January 8, 2019 – Judith Ann Peterson Horvath—”Queen of the Boxing Kitchen”

Near West Side’s couple’s love spans across seven decades In memory April 19, 1946 – January 8, 2019 – Judith Ann Peterson Horvath—”Queen of the Boxing Kitchen” (Plain Press, April 2019)    The story of Judith Ann Peterson Horvath and Gary Horvath spans seven decades. It is a love story, the story of a family, … Continue reading

Franklin Circle Church honors members of church’s Christian Women’s Fellowship

St. Patrick’s Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Church on Bridge

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